Halle Berry on Role as Pregnant Astronaut in New Series “Extant”

Halle Berry on Role as Pregnant Astronaut in New Series “Extant”

Halle Berry as Molly Woods in the new CBS series "Extant." (Dale Robinette/CBS)
Halle Berry as Molly Woods in the new CBS series “Extant.” (Dale Robinette/CBS)

(CBS News) – Halle Berry is now taking herself into space, and television. In the new CBS sci-fi thriller “Extant,” Berry plays an astronaut who returns from a year-long solitary space mission, pregnant.

“When I read it, I thought, wow, what an amazing character,” Berry told CBS News. “That’s what I’m looking for: a new challenge. Something I hadn’t done before. This Sci-Fi was so rooted in family and grounded, and the characters were complicated indeed. I thought hmm, this could be really wonderful.”

This is Berry’s scripted television premiere, and she is thrilled about the jump to a new medium.

“I have never looked at TV as a negative,” Berry said. “As I was doing well in my movie career, I always came back to do television movies. I go where the work is. I go where the characters are. And I’m happy that other people are starting to do the same thing. The lines are blurring.”

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